Oral Rabies Vaccine Baiting

2019 ONRAB ORV Notice Fall FINAL_Letter size 7.16.19

The USDA will begin the Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) baiting in your political subdivision. Distribution of rabies vaccine-laden baits by air and ground will take place on or around 08/23/19 to 09/03/2019.

If patients or callers report any exposure to the vaccine (i.e., the liquid inside the bait), please instruct them to thoroughly wash their hands or other exposed skin.  Exposure may result in fever, sore throat, headache, or conjunctivitis.  Pets consuming numerous baits may experience vomiting or diarrhea that is self-limiting. Signs and symptoms may appear up to 21 days following contact with a rabies vaccine bait. All adverse reactions should be reported to the Ohio Department of Health at 1-888-574-6656.